These are the sketches that I had for my final two photographs that I wanted to use for the compositions. I had trouble finding out what were the ambiguous and stable figure/ground compositions. I spent about an hour on these sketches.
My thoughts about this project was that I knew it was gonna be easy to determine which image is stable and ambiguous, even I had challenges where some I couldn’t identify. I would have done better is instead just drawing a cube as my stable image, I would have taken a different shape in the ambiguous image to make people’s eye follow and see the unity in it more. I would apply what I learned to my next project is to most importantly, don’t make things more challenging than it is.
These are my sketches of the photography work I did for phase 1 where we had to take 6 pictures in total. On the top is my stable sketches while underneath it, is my ambiguous sketches. The total of times I spend on my sketches was a hour and a half.
this project was really great. i learn the difference between a stable figure relationship and an ambiguous figure relationship.
a stable figure relationship is when the object is clear different than the background, a ambiguous figure relationship is when the object and the background don’t have a big contrast
This project has thought me many things. I learned about the difference between geometric and organic shapes. I learned a lot about positive and negative space and how they correlate to stable and ambiguous figure/ground relationships. This project has thought me the importance of positive and negative space and the different aspects they convey. When you have a Stable figure/ground relationship, you are likely trying to draw the audience attention to the figure, with an ambiguous figure/ground relationship, you are making the audience choose there own view on what is the figure, what’s the ground. These are something I will take into account in future projects or art pieces.
This project was very different and interesting from any other art projects I’ve done. The whole process was a little stressful for me because it took such a long time and a lot of steps but it was good to see my final product and my classmates’ final products. I did learn how to visually achieve ambiguous and stable compositions, which I think a lot of other people achieved, I just don’t think I achieved that. However, I was fine with going into class to present my final compositions and getting the constructive criticism that I did. Now that I know what to do for upcoming projects, like posting everything and trying to rework certain things, which I look forward to future projects.
It’s wasn’t the most challenging project that I’ve done nor I didn’t take it very serious, but I did have a bit of fun and I’ve learned a lot besides drawing such as describing the part of a drawing and understand its meaning of a figure. I could’ve done better if I added a little more for my ambiguous sketch by taking that small figure, converted into a larger figure and draw it on the extra space that I had left. If I have done it, then my perspective of my drawing would’ve been better and consider that as a challenge.
The first image is a stable sketch because the only figure in this image is the dots on the top, bottom, left and two in the right. For some, people think that it’s a Ambiguous image because the dots are moving around at different directions but I say it’s still stable because the dots are just very calm and just staying in one position to another. The second image is a ambiguous sketch because we see this very large object on the top right corner that doesn’t show where it starts or ends. It just crosses the whole image on a side. Unfortunately, I do not have the original picture that is only draw with black market because I’ve already hand it out the original picture to the professor and that is because I’m only showing the sketch version.
Update (October 11, 2018):
The two images on the top are the complete and ink figures.
For this part of the project I worked about an hour for both to come out how I wanted them to. I picked two different pictures, and they both ended up being stable compositions. However, the reason why I chose those two pictures which were both paintings. One was ribs and the other a human heart, they both showed organic, natural curves and I really wanted to show that. I decided to really make the shapes stand out by having them both contrast each other which is something i recieved positive criticism for.